What does a Commuter/Transfer Assistant do?
How are Commuter/Transfer Assistants compensated?
How many hours do Commuter/Transfer Assistants work?
How long do Commuter/Transfer Assistants serve in this role?
What type of training will be provided?
Can I be a Commuter/TransferAssistant if I live in a Drexel residence hall?
What else should applicants know about the job?
What if I have additional questions?
Applicants will be evaluated on the strength of their CA/TA application, with a particular focus on the responses to the essay questions. Recommendations will also be taken into consideration, and qualified candidates will be contacted about scheduling an interview with the CTSE staff during the week of July 12th.
Applications are due no later than 5:00pm on Monday, May 6th, to the Student Organization Resource Center in the lower level of Creese Student Center or via email to email@example.com.
All application materials, including recommendation forms, are due to the Student Organization Resource Center in the lower level of Creese Student Center or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. . Applicants can either include these forms with the rest of their application or instruct their recommenders to return forms to the Student Organization Resource Center via interoffice mail, fax or email. Forms can also be faxed to 215-895-2500 and emailed to email@example.com.
For your application to be considered complete, the application form must be filled out in its entirety, including the essay responses. In addition, two recommendation forms must be submitted - these can be completed by faculty or staff at Drexel or at another University where you have been enrolled.
Commuter and Transfer Assistants serve as para-professional staff members in the Office of Commuter and Transfer Student Engagement. They function as mentors and guide new commuter and transfer students through their experience at Drexel University. Commuter/Transfer Assistants maintain weekly communication with assigned students via email, and plan weekly programs to build personal connections and create community within Drexel's commuter and transfer populations.
Commuter/Transfer Assistants also assist CTSE in implementing programs, resources, and services, and represent CTSE on campus. They complete other projects such as coordinating Commuter Intramural leagus, and planning events such as the Commuter Car Show and Commuter Connection Day. Click here to learn more about the current CA/TA team and the types of programs they have hosted!
Commuter/Transfer Assistants are paid hourly for their service. In addition, Commuter/Transfer Assistants receive a stipend in the form of Dragon Dollars, which can be used for dining and other campus purchases.
Commuter and Transfer Assistants also recevive leadership development throughout their time with the Office. Having the experience as a Commuter or Transfer Assistant looks great on a resume!
Typically a Commuter/Transfer Assistant works 10 weekly hours, although depending on the time of year this may be more or less. Hours are generally flexible.
Commuter/Transfer Assistants serve for two terms - either Fall/Winer or Spring/Summer depending on your co-op cycle. All CAs and TAs participate in training from Thursday, September 12th - Saturday, September 21st, 2013. This includes particpation in Transfer Student Orientation, Commuter Connection Day, New Student Days and campus wide leadership trainings.
CTSE provides a comprehensive training for all Commuter/Transfer Assistants, which is two weeks long. Week one focuses on building foundations - Commuter/Transfer Assistants will learn the basics of event planning, will gain an understanding of the mission and vision of CTSE and the needs of commuter and transfer students. Training also focuses on building leadership, diversity, and communication, among other topics. Week 2 of training is more "in the field" type work. Commuter/Transfer Assistants will help facilitate events such as Commuter Connection Day and Transfer Student Orientation.
In order to be eligible to be a Commuter/Transfer Assistant, you must have lived off-campus at some point in your Drexel career or transferred to Drexel. If you currently live in a residence hall but you used to commute to campus, live off-campus, or transferred, you are still able to apply for this position.
Applicants should know that although this is a fun job and terrific work environment to be in, Commuter/Transfer Assistants make a committment to serve to the very best of their abilities. This means that after school and family, working as a Commuter/Transfer Assistant is a top priority.
For additional information about the Commuter/Transfer Assistant position, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also stop by the Student Organization Resource Center or call 215-895-1328 and someone from the CTSE staff can assist you.
Applications are due to the Student Organization Resource Center (Creese lower level) by Friday, July 27th.